in one of my last semesters of college, I had this fabulous professor, Lily Taylor. She wore tennis shoes with all of her dresses because she insisted on being comfortable while she taught. She had a wealth of knowledge about effective classroom management strategies and she had a way of speaking that drew you in and made you want to listen. Professor Taylor was wonderful. Of the countless things I learned from her, the most memorable lecture is summed up in this quote: The people in the classroom who are doing most of the talking are the people in the classroom who are doing most of the learning.
I have reflected on this quote frequently and often remind myself to stop talking and give the students room to discuss what they are learning. I believe that learning is LOUD and I incorporate instructional strategies that align with this belief. Are you wondering how to get your students talking about content in your classroom? Here are some ideas about using conversations to increase learning.
Hey y’all! I’ve been sharing a lot of strategies and advice about creating your Teacher Instagram. If you want to read what I’ve already written on this topic, you can click here.
Today I wanted to clarify the different stages I’ve talked about: starting, building, growing, and maintaining. In my experience, it is essential that you go through these stages in order. If your goal is to create a memorable brand, you need to run the marathon, not a sprint. I’m not here to give you quick tricks to get a thousand followers in a week - I’m here to guide you through the process of intentionally designing a brand that will make a difference.
Each stage is defined by the moves you take, NOT by the number of followers you have. I’m hoping to break the misconception that more followers equals more success - this is not the case. Curious to know what stage you’re in? Keep reading.
There are tens of thousands of resources on Teachers Pay Teachers. I love searching through for the perfect resources over the summer, but sometimes I wish it was a little easier to find exactly what I was looking for.
I've put together this list of all my favorite resources from TPT that I use in my classroom over and over and over again.
Hey y'all! I'm back again with more thoughts about growing your Teacher Instagram. If you're just starting out and wondering where to begin, you can read my suggestions about How to Start Your Teacher Instagram. You can find all the rest of my posts on this topic here.
Whatever your purpose in creating your account, and whatever your focus or vision is, you most likely have a desire to grow your following on instagram so that you can have more of an influence. Wondering what to do to grow your instagram? Here are some suggestions.
So you want to be a teacher instagrammer. Hooray! If you're just getting started, you might be interested in my blog post about the basics of starting up your account: How to Start Your Teacher Instagram. If you've established your account, and you're ready to build up your content and increase your following, you can check out the other tips and tricks I've been sharing here.
Today's post is all about connecting with your followers. Wondering what it means to be authentic on the internet? Here are some tips to get you started.
Hi! I'm JamiE.
I'm the teacher behind Basic Girl Teaches, a brand I created for teachers like YOU who are looking for resources, ideas, encouragement, and support. I believe in the power of connection, lifelong learning, and regular reflection. I'm so glad you're here!
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